Rural Hospital Loan Program

Rural Hospital Loan Program The new Rural Hospital Loan Program, which started in September, is already helping improve healthcare access in areas that need it the most.Governor Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday the Pineville Community Health Center (PCHC) would be getting a $1 million loan through the program. It will be the first medical…

Ray Of Hope Toy Drive

Ray Of Hope Toy Drive Troopers with Kentucky State Police are preparing to give a little Christmas cheer to kids this season.The sixth annual KSP Post 9 and A Ray of Hope Toy Drive is on the schedule for this weekend, asking the community to help the post “spread love and bring smiles” by…

Unemployment Task Force

Unemployment Task Force For months, Kentucky lawmakers have been meeting in a special task force to address the state’s unemployment system.This comes after tens of thousands of people lost their jobs in the pandemic. Many of them have had trouble receiving their benefits.Tuesday morning, the final meeting of the Unemployment Task Force was held…

Invest 606

Invest 606 A new pitch program hopes to serve as a pipeline for future entrepreneurs.Ryan Jones, founder of Do Good Brands, is working with Invest 606 Founder Dr. Geoff Marietta for a new program to get students in the 606 in the entrepreneur mindset.Jones, co-owner of Lincoln Road Roastery and Lincoln Road Coffee Lounge,…

Blocking Vaccine Mandate

Blocking Vaccine Mandate A Kentucky federal judge blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for government contractors on Tuesday, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove issued the order Tuesday afternoon. This was in response to Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who joined other state attorneys general in opposing the mandate. …

Credit Card Scams

Credit Card Scams If you receive emails from brands or retailers offering discounts asking you to provide them with your credit card or banking information, it is most likely a scam.James East, Deputy Chief at the Hazard Police Department suggested being vigilant and not giving out any personal information unless its through the brand…

Lights On The Pond

Lights On The Pond The people of Letcher county will soon have a free attraction to get in the holiday spirit.Lights on the Pond opens on December 1 and will be open until December 25 at Fishpond Lake.On Saturdays, those with the event are offering a photo opportunity with Santa, a live nativity scene…

AppHarvest Update

AppHarvest Update It’s now the 7th container farm of its type in Kentucky as officials with AppHarvest and Governor Andy Beshear were in Floyd County to celebrate the opening of a new educational facility.The company’s container farm program has been growing and bringing in students across the region since 2018.The new location is at…

Omicron Variant

Omicron Variant Governor Andy Beshear released a statement on social media on the new omicron variant.“It will be a week or two before we know more about Omicron, but folks it’s important to remember we’ve been here before,” Gov. Beshear wrote on social media. “The information will be forthcoming and we will be transparent.”The…

Archer Park Lights

Archer Park Lights The City of Prestonsburg set up and lit its annual Christmas light display at Archer Park and it has already become a great success.Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton says they’ve had over 7,200 cars and we’re averaging 2,405 cars a night.Stapleton says he has gotten hundreds of compliments from folks attending the…